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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 01, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION






HEATH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES







Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:19 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2018, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron,
LOHMER, Kathy
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama


Members excused: ALLEN, Susan, MCDONALD, Joe, and SANDSTEDE, Julie.

Representative Olson moved to approve the minutes from February 27, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3062 (Dean) Student Health Initiative to Limit Opioid Harm Opioid Awareness Grant Program for High School and College Students.

Representative Dean moved HF3062 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment.

Representative Dean testified regarding the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean testified regarding HF3062, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed their motion that HF3062, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2746 (Zerwas) Health professionals permitted to authorize prescription eyeglasses using old lenses or last available prescription modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF2746 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF2746.

Tom Lehman, Academy of Physician Assistants, testified regarding HF2746.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF2746 be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
INFORMATIONAL HEARING: HF3019 (FRANKE) Opiate prescription quantity limit established following a major trauma or surgical procedure.

Representative Franke testified regarding HF3019.

Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association, testified regarding HF3019.

HF1440 (Baker) Opiate stewardship program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Baker moved HF1440 before the committee.

Representative Baker moved the DE3-2 amendment.

Representative Baker testified regarding HF1440.

Joe Ranazzisi, Former DEA Agent, testified regarding HF1440.

Chris Johnson, M.D., Emergency Medicine at Allina, testified regarding HF1440.

Shelly Elkington, Business Owner and Board Member of the Steve Rummler Hope Network, testified regarding HF1440.

Lieutenant Jeff Kazel, Duluth Police Department, testified regarding HF1440.

Thad Jensen, graduate student, testified regarding HF1440.

Dr. Heather Bell, Little Falls, Minnesota, testified regarding HF1440.

Thomas Anderson, St. Paul, Minnesota, testified regarding HF1440.

James Cross, Natives Against Heroin, testified regarding HF1440.

HF1440 WAS LAID OVER.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:06 a.m.





Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Khayree Duckett, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2746 (Zerwas) - Advanced practice registered nurse practice modified, and health professionals permitted to authorize prescription eyeglasses using old lenses or last prescription available modified.
  • HF1440 (Baker) - Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council established; opioid addiction prevention and treatment account established; substance use disorder treatment provider requirements modified; opioid addiction prevention, education, research, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.
  • HF3019 (Franke) - Opiate prescription quantity limit established following a major trauma or surgical procedure.
  • HF3062 (Dean) - Human services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for secondary school and college students, and report required.
House TV Video:
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00:32 - HF3062 (Dean) Human Services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for high school and college students, and report required.
05:31 - HF2746 (Zerwas) Health professionals permitted to authorize prescription eyeglasses using old lenses or last available prescription modified.
14:54 - HF3019 (Franke) Opiate prescription quantity limit established following a major trauma or surgical procedure.
33:53 - HF1440 (Baker) Opiate stewardship program established, report required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.


I. Call To Order
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Minutes (2/27/18)
IV. HF2746 (Zerwas) Language clean up. Health professionals permitted to authorize prescription eyeglasses using old lenses or last available prescription modified.
V. *WITHDRAWN AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST* HF1851 (Zerwas) Ombudsperson program modified for prepaid health plans.
VI. HF3062 (Dean) Student Health Initiative to Limit Opioid Harm Opioid Awareness Grant Program for High School and College Students.
VII. *INFORMATIONAL HEARING ONLY*HF3019 (Franke) Limits on opiate prescriptions.
VIII. HF1440 (Baker) Opiate stewardship program established, report required, and money appropriated.
IX. Adjournment

Next Meeting:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
8:15 AM
200 State office Building